In Persona

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Site: Ornavasso [from first object]
Coordinates: 45° 59' 4.60" N, 8° 24' 4.25" E [from first object]
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The necropolis at the locality In Persona is located ca. 200 m north-west of San Bernardo nearer the Punta di Migiandone. It was found, excavated and published between 1890 and 1893 by the local scholar Enrico Bianchetti (Bianchetti 1895), who excavated 165 inhumation graves at In Persona. Subsequent excavations at San Bernardo and In Persona revealed 17 more tombs (1941, 1952). In 2021 and 2022, sondages and excavations were conducted to retrace Bianchetti's excavations and determine the extension of the two necropoleis and associated structures (see Lanza et al. 2023). In Persona and San Bernardo are probably sections of the same necropolis, today separated by railway tracks and a strada provinciale, the In Persona area being a younger part, whose tombs date between the late 1st c. BC – a phase of chronological overlap with San Bernardo – and the 1st c. AD; the necropolis appears then to have been abandoned until after the 5th c. AD, when activity resumes on the margins. A settlement has not so far been found, but research of the site by the Soprinzendenza Novara is ongoing. See also Piana Agostinetti 1997–1999.

Corinna Salomon